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How can I position my 1-contract-deep SDVOSB company best to obtain new government contracts?


Jim Cropper Woodstock, GA

My new company has 1 contract and I want to go after more. I understand being a SDVOSB company puts me in a unique category, but I don’t know how to best capitlize upon that. I don’t know how to on-ramp with contract vehicles or find out about set aside opportunities. I need advise on how to find these opportunities and how to position my company for a high success rate.

25 February 2019 3 replies Small Business



Patrick E Alcorn Arlington, TX

Start by connecting to your Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). They offer free assistance, training, and they can help you get plugged in to the vendor matching system in your area:

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center - PTAC
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
75 5th Street, NW, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30308

National Center American Indian PTAC
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
86 South Cobb Drive, MZ 0510
Marietta, GA 30063
Visit website

Next, check out There are several free on-demand contracting courses available, including information on the different Mentor/Protege programs where you can can link up with prime contractors doing business with government agencies. If it were me, I would start with Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs (

The secret to success lies in attending procurement matching events and being where the diversity and procurement professionals are. Look for events that include additional training and networking opportunities:


Finally, check out the Veteran Institute for Procurement, and keep watch for the next VIP cohort that aligns with your business goals:


Dennis Malin Vancouver, WA

Hey Jim,

I am happy to help. I am on vacation this week, but could do a call Tuesday of next week. I may be able to carve out some time in the mornings if its pressing. My cell is 360.241.9525 if you want to shoot me a text, or email me questions at

Look forward to getting you going Sir.


Brock Renshaw Tampa, FL

Hi Jim

Recommend reaching out Kevin Jans at Skyway Acquisitin Solutions which specializes is this area.


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